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Alaska Traveler: Dispatches from America's Last Frontier
I have read all of Stabenow's mysteries. That is reason I bought this book.
I am an Alaska and pretty much the same age as Stabenow and lived a similar...more
Feb 15, 2014
Nov 30, 2013
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
Having finished book one, I feel that I have just taken the first step of a very long journey. Isn't is unusual to read a book with so few admirable p...more
Jul 15, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1)
Every page of this book (page? I am reading on as an ebook - is that phrase a throw-back) is ever so funny. Are all of Alice's books this funny? I hop...more
Jan 04, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)
I am in my fifties and still enjoy the VA novels and now the Bloodlines series. Thanks to R.M.
Jun 15, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
Girl in the Wild
I loved the first paragraph and the rest of the book was pretty good as well. How many of us think they are going to accomplish great things and save...more
Dec 06, 2012
Dec 06, 2012
Dolls Behaving Badly
I am an Alaskan & former Anchorageite. I lived a block away form Carla or could have.
I can tell you that I've been to all of these places. I was...more
Jul 07, 2013
Jul 04, 2013
The Greatest Salesman In The World
It isn't that I really didn't like it, as in eww, this is an awful book. It just isn't much of anything. It is a motivational parable with a New Testa...more
not set
Feb 04, 2010
Seven for a Secret (Timothy Wilde Mysteries, #2)
when writing this novel, did our author Know that the Movie 12 years a slave was to come out at tle same time as her novel? I must be certain her publ...more
Dec 14, 2013
Nov 03, 2013
Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle
J.A.O. misses the point.
Bad writing is when the writer has the character climbing the unscaleable mountain, seeing through the impenetrable fog and s...more
Jan 09, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)
Really a horrible book but in a fun way. Our hero kicks butt. Zombie butt right and left. ** But at the heart of the story is a girl and her lion and...more
Apr 06, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
Behind the Mystery
Enjoyable interviews of many of my favorite author and other authors I was not familiar with and at least one who I thought was long dead. A couple ha...more
Feb 03, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
A Distant Enemy
I am from Athabascan country in Alaska. I have spent most of my life around Athabascan and Inuit people. I also lived for several years on the Upper K...more
Aug 26, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
Wired (Wired, #1)
Good old thriller/tech romp. Cardboard characters running all about the plot. An alternative to television. I enjoyed.
But way too preachy and sophomor...more
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 03, 2011
The Bandsaw Riots
I grew up in a grocery store with a butcher shop in Alaska so could id with Jones who grew up in a butcher shop in Alaska. The poems are dead on for A...more
Feb 2008
Feb 27, 2008
Unseen Companion
I am 50 pages into this book and find the dialect very distracting. Did we talk like this in 1969? Did anyone speak like this?
The references to magazi...more
Mar 27, 2009
Mar 25, 2009
Stakeout (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #2.5)
Guys, I clicked that I like it. However, warning, this is an area where my tastes drift from the norm. Paranormal-romance-girls-coming-of-age books.
Mar 12, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
Waltzing the Cat
I don't think Houston can write a bad book.
Still, like her other books, I feel like I am listening in on women to women conversations.
Sep 02, 2008
Sep 08, 2008
The Trial of Henry Kissinger
I hope that students of international politics are exposed to this book. The fact is that H.K. time is long past and his Op-ed pieces in the major org...more
Nov 08, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
A Dead Red Cadillac (A Dead Red, #1)
Good mystery. Some good ol' boy feeling about it. And some rather pointless paragraphs but a good plot. Worth the time to read.
Nov 30, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
The Woman Bear
I am of the same village as the author and of her generation as well. However, I am not Athabascan or alaska Native but mine is the third generation o...more
Jul 31, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
The Assault on Reason
Mostly old news. However, the introduction and some chapters are very relevant. I am a "D" but must note that some of his complaints regarding Bust ma...more
Feb 08, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War
My favorite topic in literature. this is the best short analysis of The Iliad I have read.
Jan 10, 2010
Jan 01, 2010
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
The author creates a dystopian world that is original in many respects and far more three dimensional than most of these worlds. There is one, arguabl...more
Sep 02, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
Spiritual Anorexia: How Contemporary Worship Is Starving the Church
This was an interesting book but meant little to me from a more liberal Christian tradition. I enjoy attending praise churches and have substantive co...more
Sep 04, 2013
Sep 01, 2013
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Do you know how many five I give? Not many, dear heart.
This is the best collection of essays I have read since Anne Fadiman's Ex Libris.
I read hike...more
Jul 05, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far
I am 25% of the way thru and I don't know if I can finish. I am not saying that it is an awful book but whomever it was intended, it is not me.
I am an...more
Jan 19, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
Hacker Mom
I want more! Waiting for next installment.
Dec 31, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
The Souls of Black Folk
With the Civil War at the center of the US attention these years, 150 yrs after the fact, we should remember that it did not end with Grant & Lee...more
Jul 11, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
Romeo's Ex: Rosaline's Story
A good YA book with a hint of what Shakespeare's play might mean to the critic. Worth reading but kind of jerky. The contrast between modern language...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
Interruptions (An Alaskan Mystery)
A fable of Alaska trying to deal with ever so many issues. To me these are important issues, whether discussing ritilan or development in the Tongass....more
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
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